What's The Story?


Pretty paper products with an Irish twist designed and printed with love in Belfast



Connect The Dots Design is the work of me, Úna Méabh O’Hanlon, an Irish speaking, dog lover from Belfast.


I design and create gorgeous paper products.

You'll find cute cards, pretty prints and stunning stationery on the website. 

If they make you smile then my job is done.


All of this is done from a home studio on the outskirts of Belfast.

Studio makes it sound fancy - it’s a spare bedroom I’ve converted into a functional workspace.

It’s my little space though and it serves me well. 


Honestly it was all a bit of a happy accident. If you followed from the beginning you will remember ‘Doodles By UM’ -

an instagram page to share my doodles. I put the doodles on cards, started selling and before I knew it,

it was November 2020 and I was resigning from teaching to make Connect The Dots Design my full-time job.


I want to share my love of paper products and promoting positive messages.

I bundle this together with a love of the Irish language.


Most things start as an idea in notebook then get designed and finalised on iPad. I print the cards and prints in-house then package and ship as sustainably as possible. 


Don't be surpised if you receive a larger order in a recycled box.